Surely, Allah is beyond time and space, whereas human beings are bound
by them both. This evident reality means that the past, present and
future are only one moment in Allah's sight. In His sight, everything
begins and ends in a moment. From the creation of the world to the Judgment,
everything has been ordained by Allah, down to the smallest details.
Every event, from the smallest to the greatest, has been recorded in
the book called "Lawh Mahfuz" (Mother of the Book).
Every occurrence, in its every detail, along with its time and place,
is contained within the destiny ordained by Allah. In the Qur'an, this
fact is stated in these words: "Every communication
has its time, and you will certainly come to know." (Surat al-An'am:
67) This time is precisely predetermined such that "it
cannot be delayed or advanced a single hour."
Of course, the time when the signs of the Last Day and the End Times
will come to pass is determined in Allah's sight down to the last second.
For centuries, believers who sincerely believe in Allah have observed
the occurrence of the signs of the Last Day with great interest and
anticipation, knowing that what they are observing is the operation
of fate. They have carefully considered the signs in the Qur'an and
in the hadiths, and have endeavored to prepare themselves for the disorder
and anguish of the first period of the End Times. As well, they have
earnestly desired to live in the blessed Golden Age.
The verses of the Qur'an and the hadiths examined throughout this
book have clearly presented a number of facts regarding the promises
of Allah. The period in which we live is one in which a large part of
these signs of the Hour have come to pass. Today's world is witnessing,
for the first time in history, the evident fulfillment of these divine
promises, one after the other. Surely, these are the most important
developments since the time of the Prophet (saas). To view these divine
signs dismissively, to neglect them or reject them is a great loss.
So, we can understand that the twentyfirst century marks the beginning
of a totally new era in world history.
Allah's promises are certainly true. No one can change His promises
or prevent their fulfillment. As in every matter, the best and most
beautiful words in this matter are stated in the Qur'an:
Say: "Praise be to Allah. He will show you His
Signs and you will recognize them..." (Surat an-Naml: 93)